Monthly archive for ‘ December, 2016 ’

The Sword that pierces

28th December 2016 | 0 Comments

When Simeon saw the infant Jesus, he was overcome with joy at the revelation of God. His song of praise was followed by a blessing on his parents. And then something unexpected, odd, uninvited. Is it a warning? I have often pondered Mary’s response to Simeon’s prophecy in the temple upon Jesus’ dedication. Simeon gave […]


21st December 2016 | 0 Comments

Anticipation…The good kind of waiting. The kind fraught with expectation, with hope. That’s the kind of waiting Simeon had done, all his life, right into old age. Waiting for the promised deliverance of Israel, for the wrong to be made right, for the Messiah’s appearing. Simeon was old; his wait had been long. But his […]

Lightly Tread

6th December 2016 | 0 Comments

I’m reading a book by N.T. Wright called Surprised by Hope, about our eternal hope because of Christ Jesus. It has been an interesting and timely read with my grams’ home-going last week. I am both relieved and grieved, joyful and sorrowful, weeping and laughing. Grams was such a significant part of my life, that […]